reply to post by Teller
I agree with you. I posted the following a few weeks ago:
An Open Letter To The People On The Gulf Coast
This is an open letter to people affected by the tragedy in the gulf. In a broader sense all of us humans on earth are affected by what has happened
in the Gulf of Mexico. Our world is being destroyed and we seem powerless to stop this madness. I was born many years ago in south-east Texas and I
have lived around the gulf most of my life. Some of my earliest memories are of the beautiful beaches of the gulf coast. My heart aches for all of the
pain this madness has caused people and the death of millions of helpless animals.
As much as I would love to, I don't have a solution to this insanity we are now living through. In fact, I don't expect that we will ever get back
to the way of life we used to have before this tragedy occurred. All I know is that people all over the world are experiencing similar life changing
events right now because of war, drought, floods and other disasters. I understand that it does not lessen the pain you and your family are suffering,
but please try to see in your heart that all of the people of this world are connected. We are all One. All good people really want is to live in
peace, raise their families and enjoy life. That doesn't seem like much to ask. However, there are a small few that are so blinded by greed, fear and
evil that they are willing to do anything for money and power. This will continue even to the point of them destroying themselves and us in their
insatiable desire for always more. This is the worse type of insanity. These people are truly lost souls.
If you are still reading this, I would humbly submit to you the following facts for you to consider:
1) The people we are talking about here are true sociopaths and care nothing for anyone but themselves. They honestly don't understand or care about
our suffering. They see this as a struggle for their own survival, true or imagined.
2) No amount of pressure or protesting will change these types of peoples minds. They only change when they are forced to and will then use all their
power to circumvent anything they are forced to do.
3) They are supported by people in government that think exactly as they do. These insane people would not have made it to their current positions of
power without "selling their souls" to other powerful people long ago.
4) Fighting these people with force will fail because they have all the power. In fact, they would welcome it. It would give them the opportunity for
open conflict instead of political manoeuvring. They have well armed and trained armies at their disposal. This would just give them another reason
for a military takeover.
4) Good people in other parts of the U.S. and the world are sympathetic to your pain, but are too afraid of losing what little they have to help the
people of the Gulf region fight these criminals. Plus they feel they are powerless to stop these madmen. They are wrong, but that is their belief.
5) These people have a much larger agenda. Their desire for money and power is insatiable. They are willing to destroy their own country for world
domination. Small people like us are considered to be expendable and no more than slaves to them.
So, why am I writing you this letter? Because I can't stand to see people suffering and children crying. My heart breaks for all of the suffering
people in the world. I am just a simple, poor, old man that has no power to overthrow these tyrants, except with may heart. I can't make BP or the
government do what is right or to help people rebuild their lives. So what can I offer you that can help? Please listen carefully when I humbly
suggest that the answer to this suffering is internal (spiritual), not external (worldly). I am not a member of any church, cult or any other group. I
am not asking for anything from you, I am just a man suggesting an idea for you to consider that I hope will help you find peace within all of this
madness. I can only say that the answer is within each of you, as difficult as that is to believe right now. I have struggled with this understanding
my whole life. I'm not talking about a religion or a group, but a personal, private journey. You don't need to give any money, go anywhere, buy
anything, or find anyone. All you need to help you find true peace in this world you already have! Once you find inner peace you will become a
brilliant beacon of light and will be able to help others around you find peace also. You will begin to realise that all of the craziness happening in
the world is just an illusion or better stated a nightmare. It means nothing. Fear is our worst enemy. I am not trivialising the pain people are
experiencing, it is VERY real. I am saying that we have the ability to see past these physical trials once you understand our life's true purpose. If
any of what I am saying rings true with you, then you are already on the right path. Follow your heart and keep searching for the truth. If this seems
like "bs", that is ok too. Maybe it will make sense in time. With the world changing so fast, humans must either evolve or die. Our lives must
change whether we want them to or not. Where we live or even how we have to live is not important. It is WHY we live that we need to be concerned
with. Thank you for listening to an old man's thoughts and I hope it connects in some way with your inner feelings.
In conclusion, I was guided to write to you out of compassion and love only. As I said, I have no power except the power of truth. I don't know all
of the answers. I can only tell you where the path begins. The journey you take from there is yours alone. I wish you and your families all the best
and you will be in my prayers.